We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem EPO near Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Kasper Saonun Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 121
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kasper Wang works as a pediatric general surgeon. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Solid Tumor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zeegen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeegen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen honors. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Zeegen has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. William Allen Rumack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite #280
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. William Rumack's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rumack's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Rumack average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rumack honors. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Rumack completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Rumack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Shah is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Outpatient Care, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Hollander, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hollander's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hollander has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hollander honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hollander speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
Dr. Michael P Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite #280
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a West Hills, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lee attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $275 - $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126 - $877
Dr. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Ctr Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nadel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadel include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadel's office for an appointment. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Shervin Aminpour, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 540
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shervin Aminpour's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aminpour (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aminpour include blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. Dr. Aminpour's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Aminpour completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. The average patient rating for Dr. Aminpour is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Aminpour has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Audiometry Test, Facelift, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 238
  • Charge (avg.): $4,889 - $4,969
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,791 - $3,491
Dr. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Potruch attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Potruch speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Kerner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerner honors. Dr. Kerner attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, thyroid problems, and gastric bypass surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lublin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Lublin has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Skin Cancer, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Malamet, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 835
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Malamet practices plastic surgery in Encino, CA. Dr. Malamet is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Malamet has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA
 

Dr. S. Shayfer's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shayfer speaks Persian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Shayfer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Shayfer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $726 - $4,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
Dr. Tina Buerano Verder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Tina Verder is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Tarzana, CA. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Verder focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Verder is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Verder accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aneet Toor is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toor honors. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Ahluwalia is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ahluwalia attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia's training includes a residency program at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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